SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Lincoln Land Community College Foundation (LLCC Foundation) Board of Directors welcomed Witt resident Jerry Wesley as a new member at a recent meeting.

Jerry Wesley

Wesley was an elected member of the LLCC Board of Trustees for eight years from 2009 until 2017, serving as board secretary from 2012 to 2015 and as vice chairman from 2015 to 2017.

He has been involved in public education all his life. Wesley worked as a high school social studies teacher, a K-12 principal and a district superintendent in Witt, Morrisonville and Hillsboro. Following his retirement, he served as interim superintendent for six districts in central Illinois. In total, Wesley served in public K-12 education for more than 40 years.

During that time, he became an advocate for adult education, including adult literacy and GED programming. In addition, he served as a member of the Lincoln Land School to Work Partnership and the LLCC Southern Regional Advisory Committee.

The LLCC Foundation’s mission is to cultivate and steward charitable gifts to support Lincoln Land Community College students, programs and services.

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Jake Leonard is the editor-in-chief of Heartland Newsfeed. He is general manager of Heartland Internet Media Networks and an active contributor to four newspapers for Pana News Group. He also serves as chairman of Tri-Counties Libertarian Party and Capital Area Libertarian Party, deputy candidate recruitment director for the Libertarian Party of Illinois and as chairman/co-founder of the Libertarian Party Millennial Caucus.

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